Dialog releases development kit for Apple HomeKit

Dialog Semiconductor has announced the availability of its Apple HomeKit development kit for all current HomeKit Accessory Profiles within Apple’s updated IoT platform. The kit is built on Dialog’s DA14681 system-on-chip (SoC), which has dedicated hardware acceleration for HomeKit security operations, ensuring end-to-end application encryption. It also supports Bluetooth 4.2 and is equipped with an ARM Cortex-M0 processor, expandable flash memory, a power management unit (PMU) for sensors and motors, and built-in charger that supports a USB interface. The kit can consume less than five µA on standby, uses 170 kB of Flash memory, and provides 64 kB of RAM.

“Beyond the simplicity of the highly integrated connectivity SoC at the heart of the kit, its fastest response times create the best possible user experience for end devices, with initial pairing taking less than 2.8 seconds and responding faster than 250 ms whenever an iOS device issues a command,” said Sean McGrath, SVP and GM Connectivity, Automotive and Industrial Business Group.

For more information, visit http://www.dialog-semiconductor.com/products/da14681-homekit-development-kit.